Businesses targeted in $50 banknotes counterfeit currency scam


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One of the fake 50-dollar notes.

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Last month’s Western Derby not only brought the footy fans to Subiaco, but it seems it attracted criminals too, with local businesses reporting a surge in counterfeit 50 dollar notes passing over the counter.

Management at the Pure Bar said “lots of fake 50 dollar notes have been floating around” in the weeks since the big game, and described one particular forgery as “a cracker of a copy”.

“We are on the lookout, but when you’re dealing with high volume days, when we get lots of cash in the till, it’s very hard to keep on top of,” said Sheldon Hendry.

Henry Sapiecha

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